Bert JohnsonReno & Tahoe Reporter
Bert Johnson is a reporter and producer based in Reno, where he covers the state legislature and stories that resonate across Nevada. He began his career in journalism after studying abroad during the summer of 2011 in Egypt, during the Arab Spring. Before he joined Nevada Public Radio and Capital Public Radio, Bert was a contributor at KQED and the Sacramento News & Review. He was also a photographer, video editor, and digital producer at the East Bay Express. He also previously worked as a producer on Insight with Beth Ruyak.
Bert likes tinkering with bikes, backpacking the Sierra, and studying Spanish, which has helped him cover stories in Mexico City and Puerto Rico.
Native Americans say they were left out of negotiations that led to a new tax on gold and silver mining — and the revenue it generates — from their own ancestral lands.